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March 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
The Black Tern is one of the most rapidly declining wetland birds in the Great Lakes region. Breeding populations have likely been completely lost in Indiana and Ohio, and this species is on the brink in Illinois.
Stephanie Beilke, Senior Manager, Conservation Science for Audubon Great Lakes, will discuss efforts to restore breeding populations in the region, including monitoring work at the largest regional colony in St. Clair Flats, Michigan, and examine what we’ve learned about the threats this species faces. In addition, she will explore recent results from a tracking study that was the first to chart the migratory journeys of juvenile Black Terns.